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Master the Latest Techniques to Quantify, Locate, Control, and Prevent Water and Revenue Loss in Water Utility Operations This comprehensive guide takes you step by step through every stage of the development of a water loss control program-from measuring and auditing water loss, tracking losses to their root cause, to developing a loss control program for future efficiency. Inside, you'll find precise descriptions of the most current methodologies and technologies, along with tables and figures presenting key information clearly and concisely. This second edition brings innovative approaches to water loss management, with information on new modeling methods, leak detection equipment, revenue protection programs, and best practices advocated by the American Water Works Association and the International Water Association. Includes: Updated U.S. and international standardized water audit methodologies Step-by-step guide to creating an effective water loss control program Guidance on data collection, validation, and component analysis of water supply and customer consumption volumes Detailed description of available intervention tools against real losses Detailed description of available intervention tools against apparent losses Innovations in automatic meter reading (AMR) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) that will transform accountability in the water supply industry Integrated technologies to optimize water distribution system operations Detailed descriptions and case studies of successful water loss control and intervention programs Comprehensive glossary of terms Water Loss Control Manual covers: Various Types of Water and Revenue Losses • Traditional Control Methods • Progressive Approaches • Standard Water Audit Methodology • Meaningful Performance Indicators • Data Collection • Information Management • Validating the Water Audit Data • Field Equipment • Computer Modeling • •Strategies and Methods to Control Leakage and Optimize Revenue Recovery • Active Leakage Detection and Repair • Pressure Management • Distribution System Rehabilitation • Water Efficiency Programs • Hiring Contractors • Writing Bids • Case Studies • Calculations • Industry Papers
Water Management and Water Loss contains a selection of papers and articles written by various internationally recognised specialists in the field of water loss reduction. The articles have been drawn together from IWA conferences during the past 5 years and provide details of how water losses from Municipal distribution systems can be reduced. The book provides useful background information and reference materials to help explain the different approaches and interventions that are used to reduce water losses. Numerous real case studies are provided that highlight the processes and methodologies employed around the world to reduce water losses. Water Management and Water Loss covers many aspects of water loss control including, pressure management, leak detection and repair, Internal plumbing losses and retrofitting, community involvement and education/awareness, schools education and leak repair projects. Authors: Stuart Hamilton, Hydrotec Ltd.,Thorpe Underwood, Northants, UK and Ronnie McKenzie, Groenkloof, Pretoria, South Africa
Based on: Water audits and loss control programs. 3rd ed. c2009.
This manual shows readers how to establish guidelines for conducting a water audit and establishing a leak detection program. System-wide instructions are included along with sample worksheets and forms. Guidelines for survey feasibility are presented along with evaluation effectiveness.
This report presents improved methods for quantifying real water loss in distribution systems and provides water audit and loss-reduction strategies for water utilities. Recovered distribution losses effectively represent an alternative major new source of water that will almost invariably be more economic than developing expensive new water supplies. Includes water auditing software on CD.
This book focuses on 21 case studies (10 waterborne disease outbreaks, 7 cases of severe chemical contamination and 4 close calls) that are written, as far as the publicly accessible evidence allows, from the perspective of front-line personnel. The intent of this book is to create a story line for each case that will allow front line personnel to imagine themselves in these circumstances and to consider how those things that failed could be relevant to them for assuring the safety of their own system.